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John G. Klavuhn

July 16, 1936 February 17, 2019
John G. Klavuhn
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Obituary for John G. Klavuhn

John G. Klavuhn, 82, of Ligonier, died Sunday, February 17, 2019 in the Bethlen Home.

He was born July 16, 1936 in Wellsville, OH, son of the late Roy Klavuhn and Doris Wilkinson Klavuhn.

John earned his Master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine. He taught mechanical engineering at several colleges including the University. of Maine, Lafayette, and retired from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1999, a teaching career that extended for thirty-four years. John was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed creating his own fishing flies and lures. He was a life time member of Trout Unlimited and its conservancy efforts. He was also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering and the American Society of Engineering Education.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters.

John is survived by his wife of sixty years, Patricia Dolan Klavuhn; three children: Kristina Lee (and her husband Gary Hochard) Klavuhn of New Florence, Karen Lee (and her husband Robert Yonker) Klavuhn of Santa Fe, NM, and Kurt G. (K.C.) Klavuhn of Johnstown, and a granddaughter, Katja Klavuhn.

A service to celebrate John's life will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions , if desired, may be made in John's memory to Trout Unlimited to aid in their conservation programs. You may send your donation to: Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 7400, Woolly Bugger, W.Va 25438 or to the Klavuhn Scholarship at UPJ, c/o. Kurt Klavuhn, Engineering Division Office, Engineering and Science Building, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA 15904.

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